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Commissioners took a giant step Monday morning to attack a long-standing water infiltration problem at the Lamar County Courthouse when the court voted to let bids on the first two phases of a major roof repair and heating and ventilation system project.

 Residents’s property tax rates have lowered for the second consecutive fiscal year with the City Council approving $0.478 per $100 valuation, with an annual revenue of $1,691,291.

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We have an abundance of free, wild pork roaming the hills and creek bottoms across most of the Lone Star State. Yes, larger boars, if they are in good condition and not actively breeding, make excellent table fare but the meat does need to be tenderized before cooking. Younger animals obviou…

Adult & Teen Challenge of East Texas celebrated its success with addiction recovery through faith in Jesus Christ at a fundraiser gala Thursday night that saw hundreds of students, former students and supporters gather at Love Civic Center for an evening of fellowship, music,, testimonies and worship.

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Annual Red River Valley Fair opens for a four-day run at 6 p,m. Wednesday at the Lamar County Fairgrounds with prefair activities for senior citizens and school children planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

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We have beat the heat once again and in a matter of days it will be time to climb into our treestands and ground blinds with a trusty bow and once again go after whitetail in a most challenging, fun but also exciting manner. Now is the time to make sure all your equipment is in top notch working order and that you can place that arrow where it needs to be when the moment of truth comes and that bruiser buck is within bow range.

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North Lamar ISD trustees on Monday approved the 2022 property tax rate, reviewed the district’s state accountability rating and removed Stone Middle School bond construction from a manager-at-risk delivery method, a move that is projected to save the district $1 million.

 

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Lamar County Commissioners’s Court on Monday approved tax abatements on roughly $5.1 million in capital improvements within the City of Paris that will add 50 housing units to the city’s inventory. Abatements are for five years with abatement periods to begin upon completion and issuance of a city Certificate of Occupancy.

As political campaigns across the state gear up for what could be the closest Texas gubernatorial race, Lamar County Republicans and Democrats organize grassroots efforts.

Those looking to enjoy a day of golfing and support a local nonprofit take notice: Habitat for Humanity’s Redneck Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

North Lamar trustees will receive a report on the district’s state accountability rating and are to adopt a 2022 property tax rate when the board meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the Roy C. Chadwick Administrative Office, 3130 N. Main St.

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While dragging a Texas rigged plastic worm through some heavy submerged brush at one of my long time friend’s 30 acre lake in east Texas, joking and laughing with three other great friends, I came to the realization that I am a very wealthy man! Now before my email inbox gets blown up with requests for loans, I’d better explain.